Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Big Fresno Fair

If you follow me on Facebook you know that we have been cooped up for the last 3 days because Landry had Hand Foot Mouth Disease. Fun times. All in allw e were very lucky that he had a rather mild case of it but none the less, once we got the ok from the doctor saying it was ok to go out in civilization again, we ran with it...all the way to the Big Fresno Fair. Saturday night Landry didn't want to go to sleep but we told him he couldn't go to the fair until he went "nigh-nigh." Guess what, he went right to bed and when he woke up he said, "Mama...I went seep. Now I go to da fair?" Oh sweet boy!
Our first stop was the farm animals. We had told him the day before that he would be able to see lots of animals: cows, pigs, sheep, chickens, rabbits, etc. His first question, "I see ephants, Mama?" He was a bit disappointed when he learned that there were no elephants at the fair...but that quickly went away when he saw...CHICKS!

I think it is safe to say that the chicks were the "elephants" of the fair...he couldn't get enough of them. I think we went back to see them about 4 different times. No joke!

"Deres piggies, Mama...piggies go oink, oink!"
"I see da sheep, Mama. Where's da wittle ones?"

He was a little nervous near the cows...especially since you could get sooooo close to them...and there was nothing between the cows and him.

A lot of the 4H kids were getting their cows ready to show. This meant that they were using hair dryers to "style" the cows fur. Really...they were. And you guessed it...Landry was enthralled! I'm not sure why I didn't get a picture of it?
He loved the bunnies and wanted to touch here he is...getting as close as we would let him. He was so interested in watching them eat and he had to see their food. So cute!

After checking out all of the animals it was time for some good ol' fair food!
Landry's first fair soft taco...he LOVED it!

Chad went for the chili cheese fries...he wasn't too excited about me taking his picture...can you tell?

The fairgrounds have this awesome kids area with stairs, bridges, slides, treehouses, a pirate ship...any kid's dream come true...except for Landry. He had NO interest in exploring the area. You know Mr. Cautious...going up and down the first 3 staris was enough excitement for him! :o)

Then he turned around and found something much more his speed...a nice, clean, quiet pond.
"I spash in da water, Mama!"

We got to check out the inside of a fire truck...Landry wasn't so sure about that!

Final stop...the horse races! This was our attempt at a self portrait because Daddy was busy dealing with some work situations on his phone. :o)

They're off!

That's a bit better...thanks, Daddy!

Before we left we had to go see the chicks...again! We got some cinnamon rolls to go and headed home. In the car we asked Landry if he had fun at the fair...his response, "I have fun at da fair...I see chicks at da fair." Yes, sweet saw the chicks...5,000 times! :o)

1 comment:

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